Well, the kids wound up sick and weren't able to come this weekend so I had more time to stitch than I thought I would. I spent most of my time working on AW 1662. It is getting near the bottom and that's when I really get the urge to concentrate on one piece. Who doesn't love a finish!!
I managed to get it this far. Please excuse my away knots as I haven't taken the time to bury them yet!
I finished up the bargello band at the top of this section, got the checkerboard band in, and even managed to get about half of the bargello at the bottom in. I had a hard time finding a thread for the white in the checkerboard section. The thread it called for didn't show up on my linen AT ALL and neither did about 4 other colors I tried. In the end, I went with a silk perle in blanc that looks like it does the trick.
I also worked on a piece I am basting for a friend. I know, don't have any idea how this happened! I don't even like to baste my own stuff!! And, it is for the Amy Mitten Mermaid Mirror so the linen is divided into about 4 sections of 14 1/2 inches each making it over 4 feet long!!! Then each section has it's own basting instructions. Way too much prep work for me! I'm hoping to wrap it up this afternoon.
I'm feeling pretty good about what I got accomplished over the weekend and look forward to the next IHSW! May it be this productive!!
PS: The kids are feeling much better and even went to a wedding planning convention over the weekend.